Marijuana use can lead to addiction. People often think that marijuana is safe and harmless. Anyone of any age, race, ethnicity, social status, or gender can become addicted to marijuana. A person who uses marijuana does not really know what other substances could be added. Synthetic marijuana is very common today and contains other drugs and substances that can be fatal.
Fentanyl, a very powerful and deadly drug, is added to marijuana to increase a person’s high. Drug dealers sell marijuana with Fentanyl to keep users coming back for more. The smallest amount of Fentanyl is more potent than heroin and morphine.
Many people do not believe that marijuana withdrawals are harmful and that a person cannot become addicted. Marijuana is stronger today than it was 10 years ago, increasing the severity of withdrawal symptoms. A person who uses marijuana on a regular basis will experience withdrawal symptoms when he or she tries to stop.
Withdrawal symptoms are unique to each individual, and include:
- Lack of appetite
- Disruptive sleep patterns
- Severe headaches
- Increased tardiness or absences from school or work
- Less productivity
- Relationship problems
- Mental and physical health issues
Despite these effects of using cannabis, a person will continue to use it. A heavy user will only focus on getting high. That is an addiction. Marijuana use creates a physical dependence, however, not everyone who is physically dependent will become addicted. The people who do become addicted will make it a priority over responsibilities and personal obligations.
The mild withdrawal symptoms falsely lead a person to think he or she will not become addicted to marijuana. Marijuana use can result in harmful consequences. A person high from marijuana or other drugs should never attempt to operate a motor vehicle. Driving while under the influence is dangerous and deadly. Marijuana is considered a gateway drug. That means it has the potential to influence people to experiment with other drugs, which also leads to addiction.
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